Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Like A Good Neighbor ...

A local woman made the national news circuit yesterday after being cited for disorderly conduct for swearing at her toilet. Dawn Herb of Scranton, PA faces up to 90 days in jail and a $300 fine if convicted of the offense after police responded to her residence, acting on the complaint of a neighbor who called them. Apparently the off duty police officer/neighbor (one in the same) Patrick Gilman was offended by the potty mouth woman whose toilet became backed-up and overheard her through an open window. And rather than offer assistance ... or even a plunger, he promptly phoned police and the woman was issued a citation. In this mornings paper, it was stated that the ACLU will be representing Dawn Herb fir her defense. Mary Catherine Roper, an attorney with the ACLU, had this to say; "This is an extreme example of the government trying to intrude into a place they have no business being, your bathroom and your home. You can prosecute somebody for bad language in Iran, this isn’t Iran." All this ... over a blocked crapper ... this ladies and gentlemen is why I love living in Scranton. You just can't buy this kind of entertainment anywhere else. Maybe NBC's "The Office" should do a episode on this one to really seal the deal on the show's Scranton authenticity.


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